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New study on African American student equity gives UVM high marks



A recent study on racial equality is giving UVM high marks when it comes to its African American student population.
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State education leaders take in-depth look at JCPS racial equity policy, test scores



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Major players in local education discuss the future of public schools in Jefferson County. The African American Initiative's …
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James F. Lawrence: Board adopted equity plan without sufficient buy-in – Opinion – Gainesville Sun


I’ve just finished reading “Uncensored,” the memoirs of a 21-year-old African-American with a troubled upbringing who overcame his circumstances with a first-class education. As I flipped through the pages of Zachary R. Wood’s compelling story, I couldn’t help but think of the importance of the new equity plan for Alachua County Public Schools and how the School Board acted prematurely in adopting it without sufficient community buy-in.

Because the plan is meant to strategically close the huge achievement gap between black and white students in the county, it ought to have been a board priority to gain strong support from the African-American community. After all, it’s black students who are struggling.

Yet with insufficient public notice, the board adopted the plan earlier…

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Report: UofL first in nation for African-American students equity


UofL President Neeli Bendapudi prepares for a news conference. | Photo by Olivia Krauth

Since coming to the University of Louisville in 2015, senior Mariana Juarez said, the campus of 22,000 has become more inclusive.

Minority students have more ways to share their culture, and the number of diversity events has increased, said Juarez, who as executive vice president of the student government oversees student-led diversity and inclusion initiatives.

For Juarez, UofL has “always been welcoming and open-minded.”  

Now researchers agree: specifically, when it comes to African-American students, UofL is one of the nation’s top public universities, according to a new report from the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center. UofL tied for the top ranking with the University…

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Report card gives 'F' to some Florida and Georgia schools for poor race equity



“UF is no different than other top-tier schools in that we need to do a better job of recruiting [and maintaining] African-American faculty and students.”.
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Bull City Politics: Race and Durham racial equity task force


When the Durham City Council took its first vote on who should be on its new Racial Equity Task Force, no African American men were on it.

Mark-Anthony Middleton, the only African American man on the council, missed the initial vote and saw a problem with that. The rest of council agreed to talk more about it, and this week they came up with a solution. Keep the first list of nominees but expand it so the now 17-person task force has…

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